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#2060070 - 04/05/13 10:16 PM Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot [Re: Minnesota Marty]
Bob Offline
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Registered: 06/01/01
Posts: 3940
Here are the details on the visitation and service:

Visitation info:
Heritage Life Story Funeral Home,
Van Strien - Creston Chapel, 1833 Plainfield N.E.
Saturday, April 6, 7-9 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m (8 p.m. a Bible vigil service).

Funeral Service:
Monday, Apr 8, 2013
11:00 AM EDT
St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 4351 Parnell Ave. N.E., Ada, MI, 49301

MLIVE Obituary:

Lifestory: http://www.lifestorynet.com/memories/88765

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to We Do Care, a fund helping families with hospitalized children with cancer. Donations can be sent to We Do Care, 759 Hachmuth NW, Comstock Park, MI 49321

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#2060249 - 04/06/13 08:45 AM Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot [Re: Minnesota Marty]
ClsscLib Offline

Platinum Supporter until Jan 02 2013

Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 1918
Loc: Northern VA, U.S.
Very sorry to learn of this.

"People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing."

-- Florence Foster Jenkins

#2060251 - 04/06/13 08:55 AM Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot [Re: Minnesota Marty]
Bob Newbie Offline
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Registered: 09/02/06
Posts: 1555
My condolences to the Groot family, sorry to hear of this..

#2060505 - 04/06/13 07:45 PM Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot [Re: Minnesota Marty]
BerndAB Offline
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Registered: 03/17/10
Posts: 546
Loc: Germany
The Piano World will be a poorer one without Jerry G.

My condolescence to his family and friends.

Bernd B
Pls excuse any bad english.

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#2060572 - 04/06/13 11:36 PM Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot [Re: Minnesota Marty]
David, Las Vegas Offline
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Registered: 10/07/08
Posts: 211
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
One of Jerry's clients moved to my town in 2011 and brought their Yamaha G2 that Jerry had been servicing for many years. He PM'd me about the piano and said that it should be checked after the move and abrupt change in climate. I met with the owner and going through the piano I was amazed at the stability of the tuning. Also, very precise and clean action repairs and impeccable regulation. To know someone only by what their hand had done was truly inspiring. My new client had only wonderful words for Jerry and I felt like I had made a new acquaintance. I wish I had meet him because I can't get the picture of his avatar out of my head. For he is a Jolly good Fellow.
David Chadwick RPT
Las Vegas, Nevada
1923 Steinway "M"
1931 Mason Hamlin AA

#2060975 - 04/07/13 07:40 PM Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Registered: 03/30/09
Posts: 1257
Loc: Ohio, US
I'll figure it out eventually.
Until then you may want to keep a safe distance.

#2061081 - 04/08/13 12:34 AM Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot [Re: Minnesota Marty]
Rod Verhnjak Offline
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Registered: 04/09/06
Posts: 3661
Loc: Vancouver B.C. Canada
My condolences to all in his life.
I enjoyed his posts.
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#2061514 - 04/08/13 09:26 PM Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot [Re: Minnesota Marty]
Sparky McBiff Offline
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Registered: 03/09/10
Posts: 1112
Loc: Toronto, Ontario
Wow. I'm completely stunned.
I hadn't logged in to Pianoworld for months but today I decided to for some unknown reason. I think my subconscious told me to apparently.

I became friends with Jerry through Pianoworld when I first PM'ed him with advice for his hernia surgery (that I had also gone through)which he ended up following and was very thankful for. We then corresponded regularly about any and all sorts of subjects and without a doubt he was my favorite member here.

Even though I'm simply a DIY piano guy newbie he always had some good advice for me and helped me out when I installed my Dampp Chaser. He was always extremely helpful and always very cheerful in his chats. Even though we talked regularly about the details of our hernia operations, and a few other health issues, he never once mentioned a word about anything more serious.

I ended up telling him all sorts of things (mostly about my own health issues) that I hadn't told ANYBODY else simply because he was that easy of a guy to talk to.

I was actually looking forward to meeting him and maybe to do some fishing since we got along so well and he wasn't that far away.

I'm really really going to miss him around here. He was a real character here and this site simply won't be the same without him.

Thanks Jerry.
Hailun 198

#2063343 - 04/12/13 08:32 AM Re: In Memoriam: Jerry Groot [Re: Minnesota Marty]
curry Offline
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Registered: 08/17/02
Posts: 3770
Loc: Hamilton Twp, NJ
Wow! I'm shocked. Truly depressing news.
G.Fiore "aka-Curry". Tuner-Technician serving the central NJ, S.E. PA area. b214cm@aol.com Concert tuning, Regulation-voicing specialist.
Dampp-Chaser installations, piano appraisals. PTG S.Jersey Chapter 080.
Bösendorfer 214 # 47,299 214-358

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